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Sarah Palin: The Left’s “Blood Libel” Scapegoat

January 19, 2011
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The Left and its handmaidens — the gaggle of talking heads on MSNBC/CNN/ABC/CBS/NBC and their allied printed versions, namely the “The Washington Compost,” “Slime” and “Newspeak” magazines, etc. — have been rather harsh on Sarah Palin this past week after she went public in a 7-minute video segment on Facebook, defending herself against the Left’s accusations that she was the actual perpetrator (along with Rush, Beck, Hannity and anyone else who didn’t vote for Obama) behind the cue-ball-headed madman who opened fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several other innocents on Saturday, 01/08/2011. 

How dare Sarah Palin defend herself against unsubstantiated attacks!  Doesn’t that “stupid” woman who Tina Fey claims can see Russia from her kitchen window know that her conservative politics made Loughner, the pot-smoking, anti-social, apolitical misfit who thought Bush was behind the 9-11 attacks plan his gun-spree on Giffords and her constituents? 

In a long string of efforts by the media and celebrities to marginalize Sarah Palin, Tina Fey’s skit in which Palin claims to be able to see Russia from her kitchen window was just one of many such efforts.  Obviously, Fey misread Palin’s original remarks with Charlie Gibson.

PALIN: They’re (Russia’s) our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

GIBSON: What insight does that give you into what they’re doing in Georgia?

PALIN: Well, I’m giving you that perspective of how small our world is and how important it is that we work with our allies to keep good relation with all of these countries, especially Russia.

Only 2 miles of waterway separate Russia and Alaska known as the Bering Strait, and here it is in fact possible to see one country from the other.  However, that was not even her original point which, of course, was conveniently buried in the ensuing hilarity. 

Obviously, Ms. Palin wasn’t as off-base as Ms. Fey’s lack of geography lessons would have you believe. 

On to the “blood libel” issue…the Left was shocked and aghast that a woman like Sarah Palin would even know what the term “blood libel” meant, let alone use it.   Only “sophisticated” East Coast elites (and those West Coast wanna-be’s) should know the nuances of the meaning of  “blood libel” and obviously, Sarah Palin could be no such initiate.

After Sarah’s video and after the media’s sudden call to civility after unfortunately discovering that in fact Loughner was not a “Right-wing radio listener,” Tennessee Democrat Representative Steve Cohen compared Republicans to Nazis for wanting to repeal Obamacare on Tuesday, 01/18/2011.

“‘They [Republicans] say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it.  Like blood libel.  That’s the same kind of thing, blood libel.  That’s the same kind of thing,’” Cohen said.”

Considering that the Nazis did have universal, government healthcare like the Democrats want us to have, it’s ironic that he’s calling the Republicans Nazis and not the Democrats.  Regardless, like Sarah Palin, Cohen used the term “blood libel,” and the media were fine with that.  Sarah Palin used the same term, and “journalists” and liberal pundits promptly wet their collective Depends in indignation, absolutely certain that Sarah didn’t know “blood” from “libel.”
The day following his reference to Republicans as Nazis, Cohen clarified his statements:

“Cohen stood by comments he made on the House floor late Tuesday night in which he used a Nazi comparison to discuss Republicans who call the health care law a “government takeover,” but insisted he was making a point about lying, not trying to insinuate that Republicans were Nazis.”

Republicans are not Nazis afterall — they’re just liars!  This must be an example of that new civility thing the media’s been foisting on us.


1.  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Closest_point_land_to_land_alaska_to_Russia

2.  http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/19/rep-steve-cohen-stands-by-nazi-comments/


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The Safeway Massacre, Obama’s Oklahoma City Bombing and Gore’s Global Warming

January 9, 2011

On Saturday, 01/08/2011, Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot and critically wounded; several other innocent bystanders were also critically injured or killed. The media immediately sprang into action — devoid of facts — linking the deranged gunman as having been inspired by the “radical right,” the “Tea Party” and anyone else who disagrees with Democrats or liberals.

As out-going Obama’s Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never want to let a serious crisis [or in this case, slaughter] go to waste.”  Could this event become Obama’s Oklahama City Bombing, as wished for by Democrat strategist, Mark Penn, when he said on Hardball on 11/04/2010 on the eve of the crushing rejection of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi agenda by saying that Obama needed a “similar event” to the Oklahoma City Bombing in order to reconnect with his constituents?

Ironic, that the same media who are so willing to pin the blame for this horrific massacre on the Tea Party or Sarah Palin, which is short-hand for “Republicans,” “conservatives” or anyone who believes in the Constitution, were the same ones telling us “not to jump to conclusions” when Major Nidal Malik Hasan (a trained psychiarist, no doubt!) opened fired at Fort Hood in Texas on 11/05/09, killing 13 and wounding 30 soliders and civilians while yelling “Allahu Akbar.”  We must not link an American-born, Muslim Palestinian killer shouting “Alluhu Akbar” as a potential Islamic terrorist, but we must immediately assume a linkage between a deranged shooter of a Democrat Congresswoman with the Republican Party, Tea-Party or the Constitution Party.

Unfortunately for the liberal news media, the story of the “alleged” perpetrator, Jared Lee Laughner, is already unraveling:  Laughner is apparently a pot-smoking, deranged loner with an occult altar, replete with skull, in his backyard who includes on his favorite reading list  “The Communist Manifesto” and who was rejected from entering the military.  This sounds more like the profile of a Green Peace volunteer from California working on Howard Dean’s presidential campaign rather than a “right-wing, radical Christian, Tea Party supporter.”

In a distant past, our less partisan media would have immediately tried to join all Americans in their shocked grief by the actions of a clearly deranged individual rather than try to automatically paint an entire swath of the public as the perpetrators for having an alternative political opinion from their cherished liberal view of the world.

Sadly instead, the media excitedly jump on the blame-the Tea Party treadmill while avoiding actual facts and inconvenient,  incediary quotes from Democrat politicians:

Obama: “They [Republicans] bring a knife…we bring a gun.”
Obama to Latino supporters before 11/04/2010 election: “…punish your enemies.”
Obama: A Republican victory will mean “hand-to-hand combat”
Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

Here in his own “conciliatory and unifying” words is President Urkel Obama, Democrat President of the United States; yet, the media obsess about Sarah Palin using “bulls-eyes” on her website to “target” specific politicians for replacement (despite the fact that the Democratic National Committee websites have been using “bulls-eyes” to “target” Republicans as far back as 2004 during the Bush Administration).

The wonderful, logical world of liberalism has been set in the same rubric as the “Man-Made Global Warming” debate.  The media now inform us that “man-made global warming” is a FACT if one of the following conditions are met:

1.  If the weather is WARMER than expected, it is because of “man-made global warming;”

2.  If the weather is COLDER than expected, it is because of “man-made global warming;’ and

3  If the weather stays the same, it is because of “man-made global warming.”

By golly, the “man-made global warming” advocates have it locked in, just as whatever becomes of the investigation of this crazed killer, it is because conservatives, Republicans and Tea-Partiers were somehow involved.

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